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post #4441 of 4476
Never mind solved my problem of all things, seen that it wanted to work the light indicators for the speakers was coming on for a sec then switched off so I adjusted the optical cable then it came on, so it looks like I need a new optical cable. Frig!!
post #4442 of 4476
Does your receiver not have HDMI switching capabilities? If it does you could just connect the PS3 to the AVR, then connect the AVR to one of the TV's HDMI inputs. Toslink cables tend to be quite fragile...I went through several of them before I upgraded to HDMI-capable receivers. smile.gif
post #4443 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

Does your receiver not have HDMI switching capabilities? If it does you could just connect the PS3 to the AVR, then connect the AVR to one of the TV's HDMI inputs. Toslink cables tend to be quite fragile...I went through several of them before I upgraded to HDMI-capable receivers. smile.gif
Yeah, my AVR is capable I just thought I had to run HDMI directly to the TV when I found out that my optical cable is broken just hooked up a new one so I see no reason for it not to work unless this one is broken to.
post #4444 of 4476
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Originally Posted by moosefan View Post

Yeah, my AVR is capable I just thought I had to run HDMI directly to the TV when I found out that my optical cable is broken just hooked up a new one so I see no reason for it not to work unless this one is broken to.

With Toslink as well, you don' get HD audio such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, so if audio is a concern for you, just use the HDMI connection to your AVR so you get HD sound and visual.
post #4445 of 4476
Not sure if anyone still visits this thread to answer questions but I'm needing a little assistance. I have a ps3 Slim 160 gb version. I'm using it with a JVC rs57 projector. My question is:

1) Does the ps3 output to the display device only in RGB mode when no games/blu ray are in use (ie meaning you're just at the home screen)? I ask because I have my ps3 set to BD/DVD Video Format : automatic and when I'm using the ps3 and just in the menus (no blu ray or game in use) the projector will not display the image properly (colors are all messed until I set the Jvc to RGB. Then similarly when I use a blu ray the projector has to be in YPbCbPrCr color space or the colors are all messed up.

Now the Jvc projector does have an "automatic" color space setting, the other settings are RGB and YPbCbPrCr. It's suspected that the Jvc projector (just released by JVC last week) has some HDMI handshake problems and needs some updates. If indeed the ps3 does output in RGB when not playing a movie/game and then switches to YPbCbPrCr when a movie/game is being played (which it should if the ps3 's BD/DVD Video Format is set to auto and the source material is encoded in YPbCbPrCr) then my issue isn't the ps3 but instead the JVC and the fact that it's "auto" setting, which should allow it to accept either YPbCbPrCr or RGB, isn't working properly thus requiring me to manually change the setting from auto to RGB to see the ps3 menu outside of movies /games probably.
post #4446 of 4476
I have a PS3 Slim and connected it to a 3-1 HDMI switch. Now it seems like everytime I use my PS3 eventually the screen goes black. Never happened before without the switch. Does anyone know about this issue and how to fix it?


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007K80TGU/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
post #4447 of 4476
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Originally Posted by bori View Post

I have a PS3 Slim and connected it to a 3-1 HDMI switch. Now it seems like everytime I use my PS3 eventually the screen goes black. Never happened before without the switch. Does anyone know about this issue and how to fix it?


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007K80TGU/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

HDMI is a device to device link.

When you put something in the PATH - No One can HELP you
with the PROBLEM you have created.

DELETE the Switch or enjoy the Black Screen.
post #4448 of 4476
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

HDMI is a device to device link.

When you put something in the PATH - No One can HELP you
with the PROBLEM you have created.

DELETE the Switch or enjoy the Black Screen.

I am a old grand dad and a noob when it come to HDMI ...........so what is this 3 into 1 HDMI switch used for?

I use a USB 1 into 5 box to expand my # of ports for charging controllers,headphones etc on my PS3 Slim 120 so I too would think this box would allow him to plug in multi devices and switch over to the one you want to use.
post #4449 of 4476
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

HDMI is a device to device link.

When you put something in the PATH - No One can HELP you
with the PROBLEM you have created.

DELETE the Switch or enjoy the Black Screen.

Nothing wrong with using a 3 to 1 HDMI switch, don't be silly -- what do you think your A/V receiver does?

It looks like that switch is pretty cheap though -- they make solid switches that switch over automatically based on which input has signal, if that helps. I'd just remove the switch to see if it removes the problem and if so, get a different switch.

The 3 to 1 HDMI switch is used for taking three inputs and routing them to a single output, in the case, for instance, that your TV has only one HDMI input.
post #4450 of 4476
Louis Bartay,

As crakarjax has pointed out, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using a switch...I've been using the Oppo HM-31 off and on for years with no problems whatsoever (right now it is connected to a 50" LCD I'm using as a 4K computer monitor, and it passes the HD signal from a cable box as well as the UHD signal from my PC). Check out the various models available on the Monoprice website to find one that will meet your needs. At the least, I would suggest a powered unit with a remote, and 3D compatibility. That way it will pass anything you throw at it without problems.

Rudy
post #4451 of 4476
I have but don't currently use anymore (upgraded the AVR - more HDMI inputs) both of the below switches and never had any issue with either of them, including a PS3 fat.

http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-501BN-Premium-wireless-adapter/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392918810&sr=1-2&keywords=hdmi+switch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003B4O7NS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That said, I would eliminate that Cable Matters switch first to see if it is the problem and if it is maybe go with a better quality switch.
post #4452 of 4476
OK removed the switch but the problem still exist. I am thinking it has to do something with the HDMI cable. The screen goes blank after a few minutes watching Netflix.
post #4453 of 4476
I switched from a regular cheap HDMI cable to the Amazon basics cable.
post #4454 of 4476
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Originally Posted by bori View Post

I switched from a regular cheap HDMI cable to the Amazon basics cable.
Did it resolve the problem?
post #4455 of 4476
Yes switched out cables now working fine so far. Why would those cables be an issue?
post #4456 of 4476
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Originally Posted by bori View Post

Yes switched out cables now working fine so far. Why would those cables be an issue?
Who knows, cut them in half and throw them away.
post #4457 of 4476
Just tried to use the switch to see if it was the cables. Still a no go. I believe the switch is the issue not the cables. Somehow the issue lingers after the initial connection straight back to the receiver. I don't think it's the cables anymore. Going to return switch. Anyone have some good switch that work with the ps3. Hopefully a monopriced one. Please provide a link.
post #4458 of 4476
Just tried the cables on a different ps3. Same result didn't work. I am returning them to Amazon. They said resolution not supported.
post #4459 of 4476
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Originally Posted by bori View Post

Just tried to use the switch to see if it was the cables. Still a no go. I believe the switch is the issue not the cables. Somehow the issue lingers after the initial connection straight back to the receiver. I don't think it's the cables anymore. Going to return switch. Anyone have some good switch that work with the ps3. Hopefully a monopriced one. Please provide a link.

This unit is confirmed as working with the PS3 and PS4 by several buyers on the Monoprice website:

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?ab3=b&utm_expid=58369800-11.R-enhtUGRrSdHz5vzpVS2g.1&c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=6259&seq=1&format=2&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.monoprice.com%2FCategory%3Fc_id%3D101%26cp_id%3D10110%26cs_id%3D1011002
post #4460 of 4476
I ended up getting this one. Read the reviews and plenty of people got it working on ps3. Anyone have this one?

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p by Kinivo http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_r57btb12W40VS
post #4461 of 4476
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Originally Posted by bori View Post

I ended up getting this one. Read the reviews and plenty of people got it working on ps3. Anyone have this one?

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p by Kinivo http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_r57btb12W40VS
Yup, I used that very same device for over a year with no problems. I recommended it above in an earlier post.
post #4462 of 4476
I realize PS3 Blu-Ray playback and audio/dialogue issues are nothing new but my 1st PS3 SuperSlim was fine....but having issues with a 2nd one. The problem is, there are other variables that could contribute or be the cause of my issues.


1. My brand new PS3 superslim was playing Blu-Rays just fine in relation to audio and dialogue with my 4-year-old Samsung 46" 6 series LCD TV (don't have a receiver...just listening on my TV speakers), but then I decided to switch to a bigger PS3 500GB version after the first PS3 started skipping sections of Blu-Rays. So, I am now on my 2nd PS3 Superslim (with the audio issues).

2. THEN, the Cox cable guy came over for a cable issue and decided it was apparently fine to "hot swap" and plug/un-plug different HDMI cables, while both the cable and the TV were still ON, including testing the PS3's HDMI cable for my Cox cable.

3. ALSO had to perform a recent software upgrade on the Samsung, as I got a "USB Overload" pop-up message onscreen, which is now gone after the upgrade.

I don't see any color changes, flashes, or immediately noticeable picture quality HDMI handshake issues, but on the last few Blu-Rays I have been playing, this is my audio issue:

*The dialogue and overall sound of Blu-Ray movies are now incredibly soft and even turning the volume up a lot on the tv doesn't always resolve this or make dialogue understandable (was not an issue at all on the 1st PS3 superslim a couple weeks back. I even re-rented 'Captain Phillips'- the dialogue was fine before on the 1st PS3, but incredibly soft now. Special effects sounds blow my ears off when the sound is jacked way way up, to try to hear the dialogue)

My questions are these:

1. Could 'hot swapping' the HDMI cables possibly have caused these audio volume issues to surface?
2. Is the sudden decrease in audio the probable result of a problem with my brand new PS3 instead? Is it perhaps not correctly outputting 2-channel sound? (PS3 settings say it's on 2-channel PCM)
3. Could this be the result of a bad cable? I'm using the same HDMI cable as I did on my first PS3, which played just fine.
4. Could the Samsung software upgrade have done anything to cause this issue?

I have tested the PS3 on all HDMI ports and have the same Blu-Ray volume issue on all. Games don't seem as affected as movies. I went through on both my TV and PS3 and made sure the settings were ALL the same as before all the various changes, and they are. HDMI on the PS3 is 'automatic' set to 2-channel audio. PCM is selected as well, not Bitstream. Again, I am not using a receiver/external speakers.

On the Samsung TV, there's an option called "Auto Volume", which I've always had disabled. Turning it on now seems to increase the dialogue volume, while keeping effects at a reasonable sound level, but it sounds a little overmodulated, in terms of bass....a little distorted. I never had to use this option before, but I may have to now.

Sorry for all the long-winded info. I know my set-up is not ideal (no receiver) but I've never had the issues I am having now.

Thanks in advance!!
post #4463 of 4476
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Originally Posted by DVD Freaky View Post

I realize PS3 Blu-Ray playback and audio/dialogue issues are nothing new but my 1st PS3 SuperSlim was fine....but having issues with a 2nd one. The problem is, there are other variables that could contribute or be the cause of my issues.


1. My brand new PS3 superslim was playing Blu-Rays just fine in relation to audio and dialogue with my 4-year-old Samsung 46" 6 series LCD TV (don't have a receiver...just listening on my TV speakers), but then I decided to switch to a bigger PS3 500GB version after the first PS3 started skipping sections of Blu-Rays. So, I am now on my 2nd PS3 Superslim (with the audio issues).

2. THEN, the Cox cable guy came over for a cable issue and decided it was apparently fine to "hot swap" and plug/un-plug different HDMI cables, while both the cable and the TV were still ON, including testing the PS3's HDMI cable for my Cox cable.

3. ALSO had to perform a recent software upgrade on the Samsung, as I got a "USB Overload" pop-up message onscreen, which is now gone after the upgrade.

I don't see any color changes, flashes, or immediately noticeable picture quality HDMI handshake issues, but on the last few Blu-Rays I have been playing, this is my audio issue:

*The dialogue and overall sound of Blu-Ray movies are now incredibly soft and even turning the volume up a lot on the tv doesn't always resolve this or make dialogue understandable (was not an issue at all on the 1st PS3 superslim a couple weeks back. I even re-rented 'Captain Phillips'- the dialogue was fine before on the 1st PS3, but incredibly soft now. Special effects sounds blow my ears off when the sound is jacked way way up, to try to hear the dialogue)

My questions are these:

1. Could 'hot swapping' the HDMI cables possibly have caused these audio volume issues to surface?
2. Is the sudden decrease in audio the probable result of a problem with my brand new PS3 instead? Is it perhaps not correctly outputting 2-channel sound? (PS3 settings say it's on 2-channel PCM)
3. Could this be the result of a bad cable? I'm using the same HDMI cable as I did on my first PS3, which played just fine.
4. Could the Samsung software upgrade have done anything to cause this issue?

I have tested the PS3 on all HDMI ports and have the same Blu-Ray volume issue on all. Games don't seem as affected as movies. I went through on both my TV and PS3 and made sure the settings were ALL the same as before all the various changes, and they are. HDMI on the PS3 is 'automatic' set to 2-channel audio. PCM is selected as well, not Bitstream. Again, I am not using a receiver/external speakers.

On the Samsung TV, there's an option called "Auto Volume", which I've always had disabled. Turning it on now seems to increase the dialogue volume, while keeping effects at a reasonable sound level, but it sounds a little overmodulated, in terms of bass....a little distorted. I never had to use this option before, but I may have to now.

Sorry for all the long-winded info. I know my set-up is not ideal (no receiver) but I've never had the issues I am having now.

Thanks in advance!!

Have you gone through the sound setup on the PS3? It's a basic thing that I have forgotten to do in the past. When I have taken my PS3 to my inlaws or my parents place, I have forgotten to do this and I have had the same issues.

Good luck
post #4464 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Quicksilv3r View Post

Have you gone through the sound setup on the PS3? It's a basic thing that I have forgotten to do in the past. When I have taken my PS3 to my inlaws or my parents place, I have forgotten to do this and I have had the same issues.

Good luck

Well, I went through the Sound and Video settings (which has some sound settings also) just to make sure they were the same as before I had the dialogue issues, and they appeared to be the same. Is this what you're talking about?

I tried a different HDMI cable and it seemed to increase the brightness of the tv, but that's about it.

My "workaround" fix is to use the Auto Volume feature on my tv, and that seems to raise the dialogue level, while preventing sound effects sounds from being too loud. I just don't understand why I have to resort to this, when things were fine before.

Oh well smile.gif

Thanks for the response....
post #4465 of 4476
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Originally Posted by DVD Freaky View Post

I realize PS3 Blu-Ray playback and audio/dialogue issues are nothing new but my 1st PS3 SuperSlim was fine....but having issues with a 2nd one. The problem is, there are other variables that could contribute or be the cause of my issues.


1. My brand new PS3 superslim was playing Blu-Rays just fine in relation to audio and dialogue with my 4-year-old Samsung 46" 6 series LCD TV (don't have a receiver...just listening on my TV speakers), but then I decided to switch to a bigger PS3 500GB version after the first PS3 started skipping sections of Blu-Rays. So, I am now on my 2nd PS3 Superslim (with the audio issues).

2. THEN, the Cox cable guy came over for a cable issue and decided it was apparently fine to "hot swap" and plug/un-plug different HDMI cables, while both the cable and the TV were still ON, including testing the PS3's HDMI cable for my Cox cable.

3. ALSO had to perform a recent software upgrade on the Samsung, as I got a "USB Overload" pop-up message onscreen, which is now gone after the upgrade.

I don't see any color changes, flashes, or immediately noticeable picture quality HDMI handshake issues, but on the last few Blu-Rays I have been playing, this is my audio issue:

*The dialogue and overall sound of Blu-Ray movies are now incredibly soft and even turning the volume up a lot on the tv doesn't always resolve this or make dialogue understandable (was not an issue at all on the 1st PS3 superslim a couple weeks back. I even re-rented 'Captain Phillips'- the dialogue was fine before on the 1st PS3, but incredibly soft now. Special effects sounds blow my ears off when the sound is jacked way way up, to try to hear the dialogue)

My questions are these:

1. Could 'hot swapping' the HDMI cables possibly have caused these audio volume issues to surface?
2. Is the sudden decrease in audio the probable result of a problem with my brand new PS3 instead? Is it perhaps not correctly outputting 2-channel sound? (PS3 settings say it's on 2-channel PCM)
3. Could this be the result of a bad cable? I'm using the same HDMI cable as I did on my first PS3, which played just fine.
4. Could the Samsung software upgrade have done anything to cause this issue?

I have tested the PS3 on all HDMI ports and have the same Blu-Ray volume issue on all. Games don't seem as affected as movies. I went through on both my TV and PS3 and made sure the settings were ALL the same as before all the various changes, and they are. HDMI on the PS3 is 'automatic' set to 2-channel audio. PCM is selected as well, not Bitstream. Again, I am not using a receiver/external speakers.

On the Samsung TV, there's an option called "Auto Volume", which I've always had disabled. Turning it on now seems to increase the dialogue volume, while keeping effects at a reasonable sound level, but it sounds a little overmodulated, in terms of bass....a little distorted. I never had to use this option before, but I may have to now.

Sorry for all the long-winded info. I know my set-up is not ideal (no receiver) but I've never had the issues I am having now.

Thanks in advance!!

Do you have the PS3 hooked up to a AVR?? If so re-run the room correction feature and look at the Eq and gain on the center speaker.
post #4466 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

Do you have the PS3 hooked up to a AVR?? If so re-run the room correction feature and look at the Eq and gain on the center speaker.

No, I am connecting the PS3 directly to the tv's speakers.

I think there's something wrong with my PS3. I am connected via HDMI and the sound settings say only 2-channel PCM is selected. But when I play a movie and press the Select button on the PS3 controller, it says 5.1. I think that's why I can't hear the dialogue hardly at all.

Is there any way to get the PS3 to play 2-channel and not 5.1?? Again, I have also gone into Manual sound settings and only Linear 2-channel PCM is selected (44.1 and 48). No idea why it keeps trying to play 5.1 when the Blu-Ray plays.
post #4467 of 4476
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Originally Posted by DVD Freaky View Post

No, I am connecting the PS3 directly to the tv's speakers.

I think there's something wrong with my PS3. I am connected via HDMI and the sound settings say only 2-channel PCM is selected. But when I play a movie and press the Select button on the PS3 controller, it says 5.1. I think that's why I can't hear the dialogue hardly at all.

Is there any way to get the PS3 to play 2-channel and not 5.1?? Again, I have also gone into Manual sound settings and only Linear 2-channel PCM is selected (44.1 and 48). No idea why it keeps trying to play 5.1 when the Blu-Ray plays.

It is a SIMPLE PROBLEM.

When the PS3 communicates to the TV over HDMI - It asks the question ---

How many Speakers do you have?

Answer - TWO.


Therefore you can only get 2 Channel Audio
post #4468 of 4476
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

It is a SIMPLE PROBLEM.

When the PS3 communicates to the TV over HDMI - It asks the question ---

How many Speakers do you have?

Answer - TWO.


Therefore you can only get 2 Channel Audio

So why is the PS3 outputting 5.1 when it should be only outputting 2-channel? When I push select when playing a Blu-Ray, it says 5.1. Dialogue for movies is pretty much impossible to hear, no matter what the volume level is. It is faint as can be. That was not the case with previous PS3 I had. I've been through all the settings and can only conclude the PS3 is not outputting the sound via 2-channel, as it should.
post #4469 of 4476
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Originally Posted by DVD Freaky View Post

So why is the PS3 outputting 5.1 when it should be only outputting 2-channel? When I push select when playing a Blu-Ray, it says 5.1. Dialogue for movies is pretty much impossible to hear, no matter what the volume level is. It is faint as can be. That was not the case with previous PS3 I had. I've been through all the settings and can only conclude the PS3 is not outputting the sound via 2-channel, as it should.

Like I said in a previous post to you, if you go into your PS3, go to the settings, select the sound setup or whatever it's called, and run the setup, it will detect you are using a TV and only give you options for 2 channel sound. Select that, and then go into your movie or game, and it should output in 2.0 sound and audio isn't clipped or impossible to hear because it's being mixed to 2 channels instead of 5.1 sound.
post #4470 of 4476
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Originally Posted by bori View Post

I ended up getting this one. Read the reviews and plenty of people got it working on ps3. Anyone have this one?

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p by Kinivo http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_r57btb12W40VS

So far this switch is working perfectly! Thanks guys for help
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